In this expat community I meet people from all around the world and I’m constantly awed by their stories and talents.
I first met Shweta Rastogi at our local “Handmade in Hong Kong” market in Discovery Bay.
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Ela is from everywhere – she was born in Sri Lanka, spent her childhood growing up around Asia, Russia and Dubai and her teenage years in Finland. She went to university in England and moved to Hong Kong last year.
Ela’s Welsh mother and French father are teachers and taught in international schools around the world, so Ela got to actually live her geography class – travelling the globe and experiencing the world and its different cultures, what an experience!
Continue reading “Women in our Community, Part 5: Meet Ela Howard of WISE (Women in Sport Empowered)”
There are so many fantastic women doing incredible things right here in my local community of Discovery Bay. I had trouble deciding who to speak to next!
I recently did an interview with 9 year old environmental activist Lucia Torresi – Hong Kong’s own Greta Thunberg! When I asked Lucia what initially sparked her drive for protecting the environment, she said that it was a visit from Dana from Plastic Seas who came to her preschool to talk to the kids and afterwards her class did a beach clean-up. That was the beginning of Lucia’s eco journey.
Continue reading “Women in our Community, Part 4: Meet Dana Winograd”
(front row, pictured with the KYEEDA kids)
I worked briefly as a Teaching Assistant at an International Kindergarten in Hong Kong – I loved my year there but a year was enough for me! It gave me a new found massive respect for kindergarten teachers – they deal every day with our kids sneezing on them, picking noses, being sick and having toilet accidents (don’t even ask about the day I saw one of the kids lick the bottom of their shoe, I’m still scarred by that….) but still manage to have a smile on their faces at the end of the day!
Continue reading “Women in Our Community, Part 3: Meet Steph Julian”
This is the second in a series of articles I wanted to write about some of the wonderful women in our community that I am privileged to know. These women give their time and effort on a regular basis to reach out and give back to the community and those in need.
Continue reading “Women in our Community, Part 2: Meet Gaylene Meeson and Karen Mason – Brownie Troop Leaders”
Hi Mehroo, can you tell us a bit about yourself
I was born and grew up in Mumbai, India.
After college, I did an MBA in Marketing from the University of Mumbai and then worked in marketing with one of the big conglomerates in Mumbai for 5 years.
Continue reading “Women in our Community, Part 1: Meet Mehroo Turel, founder of Mums@Play”
I chatted with 3 fantastic girls aged 10 and nearly 10 from Year 5 / Year 6 to see what they think about all things Girl.
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I had the pleasure of hanging out with my 8 year old daughter and four of her friends.
Just like my chat with the 5 year olds, the focus of my questions was gender stereotyping. I have read many articles and statistics on this but I wanted to know about the girls in my community.
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I had a wonderful group of 5 year- old girls come hang out with me and share their special insights into the fascinating mind of a 5 year old.
The focus of my questions was gender stereotyping. I have read many articles and statistics on this topic, but I wanted to know about the girls in my community.
Continue reading “What are our 5 Year Olds Thinking……..”
Today is Earth Day, a day to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The Earth Day network works year round towards solving climate change, ending plastic pollution and protecting endangered species. Visit http://www.earthday.org to see some of the great work they are doing.
To mark Earth Day I would like to introduce you to Lucia Torresi – a very inspiring and impressive young lady, right here in Hong Kong.
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